Vandersteen Audio 3A loudspeaker Sidebar 1: Specifications
Specifications: Four-way, bi-wirable, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1", critically damped, dual-chamber metal-alloy dome tweeter with ferrofluid cooling; 4.5" midrange unit with patented, low-diffraction magnet, curvilinear polycone, and ferrofluid cooling; 8", long-throw woofer with curvilinear polycone; 1.5", two-layer voice-coil, and 40oz focused-gap magnet structure; 10" long-throw Acoustic Coupler (sub-bass driver) with dual spider, critically damped cone; 1.5", four-layer voice-coil on a ventilated aluminum former. Crossover frequencies: 35Hz, 600Hz, and 5kHz. Frequency response: 26Hz-30kHz ±3dB, 30Hz-22kHz ±1.5dB. Sensitivity: 88dB/W/m. Impedance: 6 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimum. Amplifier requirements: 100Wpc-200Wpc into 8 ohms. Amplifier should be stable into 4 ohms.
Dimensions: 48" (1220mm) H by 16" (406mm) W by 10.25" (260mm) D. Weight: 89 lbs net.
Serial numbers of units tested: 5458A/5459A.
Price: $2595/pair; $2795/pair with Sound Anchor braces.
Approximate number of dealers: 108.
Manufacturer: Vandersteen Audio, 116 W. Fourth St., Hanford, CA 93230. Tel: (209) 582-0324.